Imbibe’s Shady Creek Cooler

8 oz. strong brewed white peony tea
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 oz. lavender syrup (recipe follows)
ice cubes
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Highball
Garnish: sprig of lavender

Brew tea, and set aside to cool. Muddle blueberries and ice in a shaker, add tea and simple syrup, shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Note: For an equally delicious variation, try substituting half a ripe peach for the blueberries.

Lavender Syrup
Dissolve one cup of water and one cup of sugar over med-high heat, turn off heat and stir in a quarter cup of dried lavender (or fresh if you have it). Let sit for 15 minutes, strain syrup into a jar and discard the lavender. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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